Krishna V. Palem

Krishna V. Palem

Ken and Audrey Kennedy Professor
Rice University

Krishna V. Palem is the Ken and Audrey Kennedy Professor at Rice University with appointments in Computer Science, in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Statistics.  At Rice he founded and directed the NTU-Rice Institute on Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics (ISAID), and is a scholar in the Baker Institute for Public Policy. He was a Moore Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Caltech in 2006-2007, and a Schonbrunn Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1999, where he was recognized for excellence in teaching.

In 2002, he pioneered a novel technology entitled Probabilistic CMOS (PCMOS) for enabling ultra low-energy computing. PCMOS was recognized as one of the ten technologies 'likely to change the way we live' by MIT's Technology Review in 2008, and as one of the seven 'emerging world changing technologies' by IEEE as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations in 2009.  In 2012, Forbes (India) ranked him second on the list of eighteen scientists who are “some of the finest minds of Indian origin.” He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM and AAAS, and the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's 2008 W. Wallace McDowell Award.